Opening soon: The Ottawa Incubator Kitchen

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Published on: October 28, 2015

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Housed in a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Ottawa, we exist to grow and promote small food manufacturers & start-ups. Our goal is to create a community helping local businesses thrive and for entrepreneurs to bring their passion to our community.

The Ottawa Incubator Kitchen is one component of the Ottawa Food Hub – a non-profit, social enterprise created in partnership across The Natural Gourmet, Mountain Path Organics & Natural Foods businesses, and Just Food, the Ottawa region food systems organization. We have built a platform for small food businesses providing a cost-recovery, low-risk, full-service commercial kitchen to help establish and grow operations, access distribution and provide revenue-driving services from ingredient-sourcing to marketing.

The Kitchen: 24/7 access to an equipped commercial kitchen with facility services.

Ingredient Sourcing: Source ingredients from our vast list of wholesalers. Looking for something special?
We can find it.

Scaling Up: Scaling up production can be tricky. We’ll help you get the recipe just right!

Packaging: Get your product retail-ready with attractive packaging that is CFIA compliant & shelf stable.

Marketing: Reach more customers & increase sales with brand building, social media, & point of sale materials.

Distribution: Save your time driving – we’ll get your product to retailers and foodservice in Ontario & Western Quebec!

Events and Demos: Exhibit with us at local events at a reduced rate & at our in-house demo days open to chefs and buyers.

Network & Resources: Get connected to business resources such as funding, educational seminars and supporting programs.